Narrative 4 was founded in the belief that stories and story-telling can help re-shape the world around us, and that these stories can become a call to action.


Colum McCann is the award-winning author of six novels and three collections of short stories. His most recent collection, “Thirteen Ways of Looking" has received rave international reviews, including a Pushcart Prize and selection in the Best American Short Stories of 2015.


Extended Author’s Note & Victim Impact Statement

On the 27th of June, 2014, I was assaulted in New Haven, Connecticut, punched and knocked unconscious after trying to help a woman who had also been assaulted along a busy city street. I was hospitalised and spent much of that summer in and out of doctors’ waiting rooms from various physical problems that arose directly from the assault.